‘The Dream Thieves’ by Maggie Stiefvater

‘The Dream Thieves’ by Maggie Stiefvater

This review may include spoilers

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal |Genre
464 pages |Kindle Edition
September 5th 2013 |Published

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same.

Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life.

Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

My Review:

Another great read from Maggie Stiefvater. I knew this book would be focussing on Ronan, which I wasn’t looking forward to reading. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy it because after reading The Raven Boys, I was more interested in learning about Blue and Gansey.

Nonetheless, Ronan is an interesting character. I loved him from the first book; I felt like I could relate to him more than any other character. But with that said, I can relate to most of the characters.

The Characters:

I liked that this book delves more into the life of Ronan, his background and what makes him special in this world. What we learn about him is very cool, in my opinion.

Adam is unravelling; some things are beginning to make sense.

The Blue and Gansey story, I was hoping for was only a small part, but it was great. I loved it.

The Gray man was a great addition to the quartet. He was chilling and a great antagonist. He seemed like a real threat. Very scary, it is quite rare to read about such a thing. Sometimes creatures or things that are intended to be scary are usually laughable.

The thing about the Raven Cycle quartet is that I can’t read this in one go or marathon the released books. I read it in small doses. I love the writing style and I just want to take my time with it.

The setting for the book is great. It’s eerie, cold and thrilling.
A lot is going on in this. All of the characters are equally important, they are not irrelevant to the story, this can be a hard thing for authors to accomplish, and Maggie Stiefvater does this so well.

4/5 |Scriber Rating

I hope this was helpful. Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of the review or the book.

Thanks for reading 🙂

3 thoughts on “‘The Dream Thieves’ by Maggie Stiefvater

  1. I love this series! I agree that sometimes characters or scenes that the author intends to be frightening, are actually just awkward & silly sometimes. I think Stiefvater does a good job of making her creepy parts really eerie, like you said. Perfect way of describing it.


    • Yes, its truly one of the best. Blue and gansey scenes are my favourite.
      I heard somewhere that Stiefvaters couple name for Blue and Gansey is ‘Doomed’. Despite how funny that is, I’m ignoring the fact that he might die sometime soon.

      Btw Patrick Ness does a good job of making the monster seem like a real threat in ‘The Monster Calls’

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